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Outside Scholarships

Are you looking for more resources on how you can fund your college education? We know what a great value your Mount education is, but we also understand that you want to graduate without worrying about how you can pay for it all, so we've collected some resources to help you find other sources of funding.

Scholarship opportunities for all students

While we believe that the resources on this page are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information and/or websites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Remember, never pay to apply for a scholarship, and be wary of scholarship matching services. For more information read Finaid.org's article about scholarship scams.

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc. Scholarship

This one-semester scholarship is for children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment related injury. Students may reapply each semester for additional financial support opportunities.

  • Eligibility: Students must be between 16-25 years old and have had a substantial decline in family income due to parent with catastrophic injury or disease.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Varies
  • Due Date: Varies
Application and additional information available at kidschance-md.org >

LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $500.

  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled student attending college in the U.S.A.; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: The 20th of each month.
For more information and to apply, visit: www.latutors123.com/scholarship/ >

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Apply online and submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates with a GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: Four times a year: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31
For more information and to apply, visit: www.opploans.com/scholarship/ >

Zip Recruiter Scholarship

Submit a 500-800 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student attending a college or university.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $3,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2018
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship >

The Annual Stewart J. Guss Scholarship

Create an infographic for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current U.S. college student.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: March 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/ >

SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship

Complete the online requirements for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student attending in the Spring of 2019 and involved with caregiving for a family member or friend.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: January 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-spring-2019 >

Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship

Submit a video essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled or planning to attend college in the fall of 2019. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 20, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dicksonlegal.com/scholarship/ >

DarrasLaw Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win $1,000!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled or planning to attend an U.S. college in 2018-19 academic year.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 15, 2018
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.longtermdisabilitylawyer.com/scholarship/ >

Dapper Goat Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay about social media for your chance to win.

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled or planning to attend with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: June 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dappergoat.com/scholarship/

Benari Law Firm Digital Marketing Scholarship

Write an essay on one of three topics given on their webpage for your chance to win.

  • Eligibility: Available to any graduate or undergraduate students studying in the area of criminal justice, social justice, civics or public rhetoric.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: December 31, 2018
For more information and to apply, visit: http://benarilaw.com/benari-law-firm-digital-marketing-scholarship-program/ >

Groove Life Education Scholarship

Complete an essay or video for your chance to win up to $3,000.

  • Eligibility: Any student studying business, entrepreneurship, or graphic design related fields. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $3,000 - First Prize $2,000 - Runner up
  • Due Date: July 1, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://groovelife.com/pages/scholarships >

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship

Complete the online application during each entry period for your chance to win! Winners will be chosen every two weeks beginning October 29, 2018 until May 13, 2019.

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior or college undergraduates. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: May 13, 2019 
For more information and to apply, visit: https://offtocollegesweepstakes.suntrust.com/?cid=va-offtocollege >

RSL Funding, LLC Scholarship

Complete an essay and the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled or in the enrollment process within the U.S.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2018
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.rslfunding.com/scholarship/

SUV Chicago Limo Annual Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior or college undergraduates.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: December 29, 2018
For more information and to apply, visit: http://suvchicagolimo.com/scholarship

Law Office of Mike Campbell Scholarship

Submit a 500+ word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Students who are attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 12, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://mikecampbelllaw.com/scholarship/

Kurtz & Blum Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Students who are attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: 1st - $1,000 & 2nd - $500
  • Due Date: December 14, 2018
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.kurtzandblum.com/scholarship/

Community Superhero Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Students who are attending or planning to attend any college with a history of community service or volunteerism. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: June 30, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://dmillerlaw.com/community-superhero-scholarship/?msID=08e0c51b-e9a2-4bbc-a766-53805a122b0e

All Things Dogs Scholarship

Submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay on anything dog related for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 1, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.allthingsdogs.com/scholarship/ 

The Youthist Scholarship

Complete the online application and submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any U.S. high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: August 1, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.theyouthist.com/scholarship/

Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who will be attending their first year of college in fall of 2019.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 12, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.belsky-weinberg-horowitz.com/scholarship/

Future Technologies Scholarship

Submit a 1,000-1,500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any full-time student who will be attending or currently attending with a general interest in technology.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: March 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://brightstarsystems.com/the-brightstar-systems-future-technologies-scholarship/

Savvy Apps Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any graduating high school seniors through college sophomores pursuing a degree in design or development.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2018
For more information and to apply, visit: https://savvyapps.com/scholarship

Community Volunteer Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student with volunteer involvement in their community
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: June 30, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://dealhack.com/scholarship

JSG Future Mentors Scholarship

Complete the online application and submit your essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who will be enrolled or currently enrolled full-time. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: February 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://jsgfirm.com/scholarship/

Opportunities for Maryland Residents

Residents of Maryland may be eligible for state-sponsored, need-based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require your FAFSA to be filed before March 1 of each year and may also require a separate application for the scholarship.

Guaranteed Access (GA) Grants

Awards in excess of $18,000 to Maryland students from very low income families. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered. Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Educational Assistance (EA) Grants

The EA Grant is awarded to students with low to moderate family income. The average grant for Mount St. Mary's University students has been $3,000. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered.Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships

The average scholarship for Mount St. Mary's University students ranges up to $2,000. Contact your local representatives for information on how to apply, you can find members of the Maryland General Assembly on their website.

Additional Links and Resources

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FAFSA on the Web

FAFSA on the Web is a resource center for federal aid and the FAFSA. Remember, the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required by the university and can be completed online. The Mount's School Code is 002086.

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid from FinAid.com is a comprehensive guide to all things federal aid and is full of resources and online calculators for loans.

Nerd Wallet

Nerd Wallet is a guide to federal aid and has loan calculators and guidance with completing the FAFSA.

AffordableColleges

AffordableColleges focuses on scholarships that are available for minority students.